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2005 Etoile de Bessèges (2.1), France.

February 2 - February 6

Etoile de Bessèges podium history

Sunday, February 6: 5th and Final Stage, Gagnieres - Bessèges, 148.5 km.

1. Jimmy Casper (Cofidis) 3hr 27min 20sec
2. Jaan Kirsipuu (Credit Agricole) s.t.
3. Danilo Napolitano (LPR-Guerciotti) s.t.
4. Nico Eeckhout (Chocolade Jacques) s.t.
5. Jens Voigt (CSC) s.t.

Final GC after Stage 5:

1. Freddy Bichot (FDJ) 18hr 3min 19sec. 719.5 km ridden at an average speed of 39.850 km/hr
2. Maxime Monfort (Landbouwkrediet) @ 8sec
3. Arnaud Labbe (Auber 93) @ 1min 39sec
4. Jens Voigt (CSC) @ 4min 18sec
5. Bobbie Tracksel (Mr. Bookmaker) @ 5min 15sec
6. Cedric Vasseur (Cofidis) @ 5min 17sec
7. Matthe Pronk (Mr. Bookmaker) @ 5min 19sec
8. Franck Schleck (CSC) s.t.
9. Johan Coenen (Mr. Bookmaker) s.t.
10. Patrice Halgand (Credit Agricole) @ 5min 20sec
11. Sylvain Chavanel (Cofidis) @ 5min 22sec
12. Serguey Lagutin (Landbouwkrediet) @ 5min 23sec
13. Bobby Julich (CSC) s.t.
14. Wim Van Huffel (Davitamon-Lotto) s.t.
15. Frederik Willems (Chocolade Jacques) s.t.
16. Sebastien Joly (Credit Agricole) s.t.
17. Pasquale Muto (Miche) @ 5min 40sec
18. John Nilsson (Auber 93) @ 6min 19sec
19. Mark Scanlon (Ag2r) @ 6min 20sec
20. Benoit Poilvet (Credit Agricole) @ 6min 24sec

Saturday, February 5: Stage 4: Allegre - Les Fumades, 152.3 km.

1. Tom Steels (Davitamon-Lotto) 3hr 32min 15sec
2. Saulius Ruskys (Ag2r) s.t.
3. Jaan Kirsipuu (Credit Agricole) s.t.
4. Nico Eeckhout (Chocolade Jacques) s.t.
5. Jimmy Casper (Cofidis) s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

1. Freddy Bichot (FDJ) 14hr 35min 59sec
2. Maxime Monfort (Landbouwkrediet) @ 8sec
3. Arnaud Labbe (Auber 93) @ 1min 39sec
4. Jens Voigt (CSC) @ 4min 18sec
5. Bobbie Tracksel (Mr. Bookmaker) @ 5min 15sec

Friday, February 4: Stage 3, Branoux - La Grand' Combe, 143.3 km.

1. Jens Voigt (CSC) 3hr 35min 59sec
2. Bobbie Tracksel (Mr. Bookmaker) @ 51sec
3. Franck Schleck (CSC) s.t.
4. Peter Van Petegem (Davitamon-Lotto) s.t.
5. Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.

GC after Stage 3:

1. Freddy Bichot (FDJ) 11hr 3min 44sec
2. Maxime Monfort (Landbouwkrediet) @ 8sec
3. Arnaud Labbe (Auber 93) @ 1min 39sec
4. Jens Voigt (CSC) @ 4min 18sec
5. Bobbie Tracksel (Mr. Bookmaker) @ 5min 15sec

Thursday, February 3: Stage 2, Nimes - St. Armour, 149.2 km.

1. Tom Steels (Davitamon-Lotto) 4hr 1min 36sec
2. Jaan Kirsipuu (Credit Agricole) s.t.
3. Jean-Patrick Nazon (Ag2r) s.t.
4. Danilo Napolitano (LPR-Guerciotti) s.t.
5. Nico Eeckhout (Chocolade Jacques) s.t.

GC after Stage 2:

1. Freddy Bichot (FDJ) 7hr 26min 54sec
2. Maxime Monfort (Landbouwkrediet) @ 8sec
3. Arnaud Labbe (Auber 93) @ 37sec
4. Lilian Jegou (FDJ) @ 5min 20sec
5. Pieter Mertens (Chocolade Jacques) s.t.

Wednesday, February 2: Stage 1, Marseille - Marseille Luminy, 126.2 km.

1. Freddy Bichot (FDJ) 3hr 25min 31sec
2. Maxime Monfort (Landbouwkrediet) @ 2sec
3. Arnaud Labbe (Auber 93) @ 30sec
4. Jens Voigt (CSC) @ 5min 10sec
5. Serge Baguet (Davitamon-Lotto) s.t.